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August 1914 (1971)

by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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Series: The Red Wheel (knot 1)

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The first of a series of interlinked novels whose grand theme is the birth of modern Russia, this book describes the advance by the Russian army into East Prussia at the outbreak of World War I, and its virtual annihilation at the hands of the Germans.
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  laplantelibrary | Apr 26, 2022 |
Rather disjointed, but not a fan of flashbacks / look-forwards.One wonders how much Sozhenitsyn's back story contributed to the Nobel win.
  Vincent_Gray | Jan 2, 2022 |
Don't know what made me gave up on this back in 1973. Loved the portrait of the aged Tolstoy at the beginning. But then ... On my list of books to try again with a clear mind. ( )
  HenrySt123 | Jul 19, 2021 |
Warning: Make sure you have a map; there is probably one at the back of the book. Look at the map before you start reading and constantly follow it. I didn't realize until the last pages that my book had a map in it, so I got very confused and kept on wishing for one. Don't make my mistake.

August 1914 gives a good soldier-on-the-ground account of the Russian's disastrous invasion of Austria in August 1914. Largely a cultural rather than a military account, this book tries to get inside the soldier & their community.

This book succeeds in what it sets out to do, but that isn't much. There are better Solzhenitsyn books. ( )
  GirlMeetsTractor | Mar 22, 2020 |
I don't usually find war novels funny, but the series of mishaps that shape this story are either absolutely hilarious or unthinkably horrible, or both. ( )
  JBarringer | Dec 30, 2017 |
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Adrian, EsaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Geier, SwetlanaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Glenny, MichaelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Complete edition. Please do not combine with the volumes I or II of August 1914
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The first of a series of interlinked novels whose grand theme is the birth of modern Russia, this book describes the advance by the Russian army into East Prussia at the outbreak of World War I, and its virtual annihilation at the hands of the Germans.

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